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Make your own gift bows

November 24, 2009 - Filed under Eco-friendly, How-to, Paper goods

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With the holiday season fast approaching here’s a great little tutorial on how to create a bow from a magazine page. Cut strips of paper, twist them into loops and stack them together… Jessica show’s you just how easy it is.

Now you can make recycled bows for all your gifts.

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Soft Cover Wrap-around Notebooks

November 19, 2009 - Filed under Eco-friendly, How-to

Soft Cover Notebook Tutorial

Got a bunch of scrap paper laying around that you’re not sure what to do with? Why not make your own moleskin inspired notebook. Here’s a great tutorial you can follow to make something personal and recycled!

Posted by: kelly

Happy Earth Day: Sewing Green

April 22, 2009 - Filed under Books, Eco-friendly, Sewing

Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made With Repurposed & Organic Materials,

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d tell you all about this great book from Betz White, Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made With Re-purposed & Organic Materials. In the book Betz talks about choosing organically produced fibers, and reusing things you already have such as cutting up unwanted garments, and saving packing materials. What better way to help make a positive impact on our planet, not to mention engage your creativity and save money!

The 25 cute projects are beautifully photographed and include full-sized pattern pieces, making them super easy to follow. But Sewing Green is not just a project book, it contains a lot of great tips on thrifting and how to avoid some of the pit falls as well as featuring other crafters who bring an eco-friendly approach to their work. Sewing Green hopes to inspire you to choose sustainable or recycled materials for your future projects.

Posted by: kelly